US flexes naval muscle in Asia ahead of Trump’s visit
- US aircraft carriers send messages to adversaries, experts say
- Presence of three carriers in Asia-Pacific comes as President Trump prepares to visit region
Sailors spell out #USA with the American flag on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf in late June 2015. When the Roosevelt leaves the Gulf sometime in October, the U.S. Navy will be without a carrier in the important region for two months.